Win an iPhone 6 from MapHook!

MapHook is running a cool contest with our friends at Digital Trends – you could win an iPhone 6! It’s real easy to enter – just click on the link below. You’ll be done in a flash so while you’re there – check out the nice things mentioned by Digital Trends about our app. Contest runs till the end of this Saturday.

Take a chance, win big and create beautiful hooks!

Link to MapHook Digital Trends iPhone Giveaway

MapHook iPhone 6 Contest


(e)merge with MapHook

(e)merge slider for art fair

As you know from our past blogs, MapHook and (e)merge have teamed up to bring viewers an interactive map that helps promote emerging artists from all over world. In addition, once a year the (e)merge Art Fair is held in Washington, D.C. where the good folks at (e)merge bring together these emerging artists and connect them with collectors, curators, and cultural decision makers. This years’ fourth edition of the (e)merge Art Fair will be held October 2nd - 5th, at the Capitol Skyline Hotel.   If you’re in the area, you should check it out – it’s a fantastic array of events, discussions, and get-togethers, and, of course, incredible displays of art!

There are so many artists around the world eager to put their works of art on display for others to see, but what if they can’t attend the fair in Washington, D.C.? This is where our interactive map has become a key tool for many, allowing emerging artists and art collectors to create Hooks pinning their locations to the Map. Within these Hooks, users can socialize – share gallery names, images, videos and links of or about their artwork.

 Check out the Map on the (e)merge website at

MapHookers! If you are in attendance of the (e)merge Art Fair don’t forget to create your own Hook/Story about the event!

MapHook’s New York TV Show Map

New York City has been iconic in the entertainment industry for decades now. Whether you are a local resident or a tourist, the filming of TV shows can be seen throughout New York City daily.

MapHook has added another interactive map to our CultureHook project, the New York TV Show Map. Through our newest interactive map users can explore New York in a way they may have never thought, with Hooks pinned to actual filming locations.

Friends_The Apartment photo

Remember the ever popular show Friends? This year marked the  20th anniversary from when the show first aired on television and what better way to celebrate than with a quick stop at the “Central Perk” coffee shop.

Friends_Central Perk Pop Up Coffee Shop

Although this is not a real location, one coffee shop has brought New Yorkers their own “Central Perk” for a limited time.

This is just one instance where our new NY TV Show Map can help you find all the locations that have been made famous by your favorite shows! From Friends to newly famous Orange is the New Black, explore the locations you may see on television everyday.  If you don’t, you may be walk by a iconic spot and never know it!

You can find MapHook’s NY TV Show Map on our website or through our mobile app which is available on the Google Play Store and iTunes.

We’re Almost at 1 MILLION!

Hey there MapHookers, here is a fun fact for the day. We have recently added 27,000 new Wikipedia pins to our map, which brings us to almost 1 MILLION pins of cool content. So what does this mean?

Well, MapHook shares numerous amounts of content with our users and it’s not just from Wikipedia. We pull content from Yelp, Groupon, Yahoo, Twitter and Foursquare to allow our users to have an array of content at your fingertips.

So you won’t even need to leave the app to purchase that Groupon deal you just found!

While your browsing our newest pins, be sure to check out our new trending feature and see what is trending near you!!


MapHook 3.0 Is Here!

MapHookers, we have exciting news! We’ve completely redesigned our mobile app and it’s now available for download!

As you know, MapHook is a location-based social discovery app that empowers you to not only create and map interesting content but to also find, learn and share cool things occurring around you.


You can keep your content (“Hooks”) private or public, combine them into stories, and share through your social media channels; and you can view informational content from popular sources outside of MapHook.  Well – we’ve taken this several steps further and made it easier to do all of the above and much more!


So what’s new?

  • Check out our new “Liquid Social Discovery” user interface – it’s a fresh, intuitive and fluid design for presentation of both core map and social features that put the power of multiple information sources seamlessly on the display.
  • You can now see and share what’s trending around you and other places around the world. In map view or as a list, the app displays the latest city wide and global trends from Foursquare, Twitter and Yahoo.
  • We now provide “Featured” hooks from our “CultureHook” project. Cool content that will be regularly displayed from open data sources around the world. Don’t worry – we’re still displaying Wikipedia, Yelp and Groupon content. The idea is that we want to continue to add rich, contemporary content.
  • Our engine is much faster enabling smoother app navigation.
  • We’ve added a new “HookStream” dashboard featuring real-time streams of “hooks” for faster viewing.
  • You can now “like” hooks.
  • We also have a new offline mode so you can create Hooks while offline
  • And last but not least we have new search capabilities including advance filtering, and on-map and on-list quick search.

The new MapHook app is simple yet powerful and fun yet informative. Check it out today! Available for download in the App Store and on Google Play.

San Francisco Movie Map


Have you ever wondered where your favorite movie was filmed or what secrets may have happened behind the scenes?

Now you can with our new San Francisco Movie Map.  This interactive map is the first in a series of cool maps that we’re creating as part of our Culture Hook project.   Culture Hook maps will display intriguing, interesting and even unusual content curated from open source data sites.  Culture Hook maps can be viewed directly on our website or on our app.

Our movie map was created using available data from the San Francisco Film Commission and allows users to move around the city and view locations where movies were filmed.

Dr Dolittle Hook

Check it out – the movie hooks are pinned to the actual locations where movie scenes were filmed and include facts, trivia, pictures, or videos about that location, the actors, or the movies. Local residents and visitors can view the interactive map to discover filming locations they may have never even known about.

Did you know, Mia’s house from “The Princess Diaries” was originally built as a fire house to provide service for the Excelsior Homestead District around 1911?

The Princess Diaries Hook

With MapHook’s San Francisco Movie Map, users can explore the San Francisco area and learn under the radar details of their favorite movies!

So open the app or visit our San Francisco Movie Map webpage and see where your favorite movies have been filmed.

Keep a look out for our next custom map, you’ll be sure to Get Hooked!!


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